Exhibit Hall

Independent Research Projects by Students, Exciting Showcase/Competitions & Grants for Your School

Presented by: Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair (MSSEF)

Strand: K-12 Education

Come meet middle and high school students who are eager to discuss their scientific research findings and engineering design innovations. Learn about resources and grants to help your school/district offer students the opportunity to investigate a meaningful question in depth, guided by STEM mentor. 

Discover why so many MSSEF alumni refer to their independent research and science fair participation as “a life-forming experience,” one that “allowed me to go to college,” and with hindsight, realize that “I was constructing my future.”

MSSEF programs enable teachers to bring the professional practices of working scientists and engineers right into their classrooms and beyond. No new curricula or materials are required. Teacher professional development, student mentoring, grants for schools, and other resources are available. MSSEF’s Science & Engineering Fair is free to students and schools.

At this exhibit, MA students will display their science fair project boards. MSSEF staff will be on hand to provide information on implementation strategies and resources, including:

  • Grants to schools to start or expand sustainable science fair programs
  • Graduate-credit “CMI” courses that enable teachers to implement the new MA STE standards
  • STEM Certificate in Science & Engineering Practices
  • Student Mentoring
  • MSSEF’s online forms wizard for research plan approvals
  • Multimedia resources and data about the effectiveness of MSSEF programs.

At MSSEF, our vision is a future where every student is empowered through learning in science and engineering practices. Please visit -- be inspired by these young innovators, and learn how your school can provide these opportunities to students.

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Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Massachusetts Business Roundtable UMass Donahue Institute WGBH